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Marty Stuart

November 30, 1993 OHC403 29 min.


Country performer. Born September 30, 1958. Full name: John Marty Stuart. Singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Joined Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass at age thirteen. Recognized for his guitar and mandolin playing. Recorded for MCA Records.

Interview Summary

1993 November 30
(29 minutes)
Country performer Marty Stuart talks about the influence of Bill Monroe. Discussion includes Monroe’s overall influence on the world of music; his introduction to Monroe’s music; the appeal of Monroe’s style; memories of stories from Flatt & Scruggs; Monroe’s singing style; the influence of bluegrass; the story behind “I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome”; and comments on Monroe as a gospel singer.

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